Pre-Ride Events: Boston Brain Tumor Ride

Sunday, May 19, 2019, 200 West St, Waltham, MA


Farina’s Bicycle Center and Team Kermit is hosting the 3rd Annual Bicycle Maintenance and Repair Clinic.

This FREE clinic will teach you everything you need to know to keep your bicycle running smoothly and get you back on the bike in case of an on-road mechanical. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from Master Bicycle Mechanic Michael Farina.

Farina’s Bicycle Center, 61 Galen Street, Watertown, MA 02472 Wednesday, April 3, 6-8pm

PLEASE NOTE: Our clinic will be divided into two, 1 hour segments.

Segment #1: Basic Maintenance and Roadside Repair for Beginners

  • Basic troubleshooting
  • Wheel removal/Installation
  • Tire/Tube changing
  • Simple drivetrain and brake adjustment
  • Drivetrain Maintenance, cleaning & lubrication
  • Proper gear shifting technique
  • Necessary tools to carry

Segment #2: Advanced Maintenance

  • Derailleur adjustment (manual and electronic)
  • Brake pad inspection/replacement and brake adjustment (rim and disc)
  • Explanation of cable and housing maintenance and replacement.
  • Frame inspection
  • Chain/cassette replacement
  • Proper bicycle fitting and ergonomics; theory and practice

Advanced registration for each segment is necessary. A minimum of 8 participants are required to hold each segment. RSVP with your name, phone number and the segments that you would like to attend to Steven Branfman, Co-Chair;

Join us for this special event exclusively for the Boston Brain Tumor Ride community and friends. We’ll have NBTS give-a-way swag, raffle items, exclusive discounts and offers by Farina’s and online registration for our ride. Oh yeah…refreshments too!


Ride for A Common Cause

Please join us on Sunday, April 7 as Pablove and Team Kermit join forces for our fourth annual Ride For A Common Cause to benefit The Pablove Foundation and the National Brain Tumor Society.
Hosted By:

Date: Sunday, April 7
Location: Landry’s Bicycle-Newton, 66 Needham Street, Newton Highlands, MA
Time: 8:00 a.m. arrival and staging, 8:30 a.m. roll out
Routes: Long 40 miles, Short 25 miles, no-drop, riders of all abilities are welcome!
Post-Ride Reception and Presentation: Landry’s Newton — 11:00 a.m. hospitality opens, 11:30 a.m. presentation begins
Fundraising/Registration fee: $50 with all proceeds donated to The Pablove Foundation and the National Brain Tumor Society. Though it is not required, additional donations are encouraged and welcome!


BONUS: The first 50 riders to register will receive a Pablove Cycling Club water bottle and on a first come first served basis, (depending on availability) your choice of a National Brain Tumor Society long-sleeved T-shirt, short sleeved T-shirt, windbreaker or sweatshirt.

Cinco de Rido – Training Ride and Social Event

Please join us on Sunday, May 5th for a training ride and social event at Jack’s Abby in Framingham. More details coming soon.
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